#1: Post on the Platz Author: KathrynW, Location: LondonPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:03 am Was there a postman for the houses on the Platz? If not, would people collect their mail from the post office?
Oh and which university did Hilda go to? I know that I should know but my mind has gone blank!
A teeny little bunny has taken hold of me...
#2: Author: Jennie, Location: CambridgeshirePosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:20 pm I think it's accepted that Hilda was at Oxford. I think they had a mail van on the Platz, there are several mentions of a bag of mail arriving at Freudesheim. If they didn't have a mail van, how did all Hilda's massive correspondance get to the school?
#3: Author: Alison H, Location: ManchesterPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:36 pm I hope the poor guy had a van and didn't have to lug all those letters up there on a bike!
I think there's a mention somewhere of the postman not being able to get there because of bad weather, but I may have imagined that .
#4: Author: KathrynW, Location: LondonPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:44 pm Hmm...I will have to rewrite my drabble a teeny bit then. Thank you Jennie and Alison!
#5: Author: Joan the Dwarf, Location: Er, where am I?Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:15 pm I thought the mail came up by the mountain train and people went to collect their own mail-bags from the station. There's various mentions of going to meet the train to see if the mail's arrived (Oberland springs to mind). I would guess the CS would have someone whose job it was to do that each morning.
They would've been locked mailbags, where each person has the keys to their own bag (there's mentions of this in various books, eg Jack producing the key at breakfast in... can't remember, but a Swiss book). The post office has a copy and locks each bag before they are sent off. Then the only person who can unlock a given mailbag is the person with that particular key.